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Dr. Barrie Gilbert gives his expertise on bears

WRANGELL During the first two days of Alaska Bearfest, symposiums concerning bears and their behavior were held where panelists from different entities shared their expertise to the public. One of the symposiums' panelists, Dr. Barrie Gilbert, is no stranger to bruins. Gilbert is a retired professor from Utah State University in Logan, Utah, and currently resides in Ontario. He has over 35 years of experience researching bears in the U.S. and Canada. KSTK's Tony Gorman spoke with Gilbert after Thursday's symposium about his experiences with different species of bears and thoughts about Alaska Bearfest.
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